Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My New Gig

Since I often find myself struggling to find something interesting to blog about I decided to up and get a job. Let's just ignore the fact that I've got about a dozen "drafts" all half-written and completely boring waiting just below the surface of blogland. But anyway, I thought I'd actually DO something interesting and then I'd get to blog about it. (Gee after all this hype I hope it's worth it.)

Now my sister decided to get a job too. I'm not sure who got theirs first, but since she's the oldest and she can probably still beat me up I'll say it was her. What is that you say? "Doesn't my sister already have a job as a high paid elementary school teacher and thus lives in her mansion upon the high hill of the land?" you ask. Uhm sort of. "Why would your sister want to spend her summers making more money waiting tables in the land of plenty?" you ask. Beats me but this post isn't about her, it's about ME and MY new job. Sorry sis, get your own blog.

Now for those of you wondering (all two of you) yes, I'm still going to stay at home with my little munchkin, it's not like I decided to wait tables or something. And I'm sure all of the diners out there are thanking their timely refilled drinks right about now. But I'm in the food service business sort of. A friend of mine runs a Joy of Connecting thingy (technical term) out of her home. About twice a month she invites women of the community who own their own business into her home to network with other women. It really is a beautiful thing. It's women rallying together to help each other and get their businesses off the ground. It's not quite as touching as one of those Hallmark commericals but it still gets you right here.

Basically she has hired myself and a couple of other moms to help prepare and serve food during these events. So for about 5 hours I cook, clean, serve, and help out wherever possible. Kind of like being at home. And also like home I get to eat this yummy food we have prepared once everyone else has been served and taken care of. Gosh who knew I could get paid for that?! Then for a couple of hours the ladies take turns yacking (technical term) about their business and what they do. So far I've met a masseuse, yoga instructor, hardwood floor installer, several photographers, caterer, makeup artist, dog groomer, and a personal life coach (whatever that is). My life will be complete once I meet that doggy life coach/makeup artist.

Oh and the best part. I get paid. Paid pretty well for 5 hours of doing stuff I would/should be doing at home. Of course did those things magically get done here at my house? Well no, but munchkin looked well fed and he was fast asleep when I got home so that's all I can ask.


Shama-Lama Mama said...

And you know, getting out of the house and talking to grown women a couple times a week is pretty good pay in itself!

Good for you! You GO, girl!

Missy said...

Great ideas, but I don't think we have anything like that here in little ole Crane, so yes I decided to go back to the thing that paid for school in the first place, waiting tables. I'll let you know how it went later. By the way my house isn't getting clean while I'm away either, but a car is getting done.

On the road again said...

I'm not sure why I've been calling you on the phone because I have to hear everything through the grapevine (gossip from your sister). I had just checked this yesterday or at least I thought I did and it wasn't on here. I even remember asking you if you had anything new on your blog and you said no. The munchkin you refer to is getting big enough to care for himself. He probably won't even know your gone except when Dad won't get him something. Good luck with the job. MOM